What is Active Rehab & How will it help you recover from an injury?

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If you’re suffering from chronic pain, a physical disability, or an accident-related injury, it might be difficult to identify medical specialists who can assist you. Recovering from injuries can be challenging, but getting the right support and techniques will help you to get back to the prior level.

Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy is one of several types of professional rehabilitation therapies that can help with a wide range of physical issues.

What is Active Rehab?

Active Rehab is a physical therapy technique that is used to improve an individual’s functional abilities. It is based on the principle of reciprocal inhibition, which helps patients to recover and provide flexibility to their muscles and joints to perform activities of daily living. 

Kinesiologists assist active rehab patients by developing tailored exercise programs and educating them on safe body mechanics, how to advance exercises for the greatest results, and how to prevent injuries in the long run.

Experienced Kinesiologists at Khalsa Physiotherapy Clinic can diagnose patients with a range of diseases and then build tailored treatment plans to assist them to accomplish their recovery objectives because they study the science of the mechanics of bodily movements.

Who Uses Active Rehabilitation?

Active Rehabilitation Therapy is used by patients who are not improving with traditional physical therapy and recovering from injury or surgery.

The patient’s muscles are strengthened through exercises that use the body’s weight, gravity, and other forces to work against the patient’s muscles. Medicine balls and exercise bands are commonly used for rehabilitation. 

What Does Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Do?

Patients can move more easily with less discomfort. Active rehab increases flexibility and develops essential muscle groups that can assist to support joints, the spine, and your core.

Being more active during recovery may help reduce inflammation and swelling, as well as boost your confidence once you’re back on your feet after being laid on the bed for an extended amount of time.

As a result, it enhances your balance and makes you less vulnerable to setbacks caused by falls.

Stay fitter for longer:

When you exercise, your circulation improves- no matter how light it is. It makes it easier and faster for your body to heal itself after an accident, surgery, or sickness.

Some of the methods you learn during active rehab may be utilized after you restore fitness to prevent additional injuries and stay fitter and healthier in the long run.

Future-proof your recovery:

Many patients while having active rehab take fewer drugs to relieve pain, get back to their jobs far quicker, and are better equipped to deal with setbacks or relapses in the future.

Regain your fitness and heal your illness. Injury and surgical procedure quickly and easily.

What Types of Injuries Can Active Rehabilitation Treat?

Active rehabilitation can be used to treat:

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injury
  • Long term disability
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Knee pain and injuries
  • Chronic back pain and Back Injuries
  • Neck injuries and pain
  • Headaches
  • Post-surgical problems
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
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Who Provides Active Rehabilitation?

Registered Kinesiologists provide active rehab physiotherapy, The British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists licenses these healthcare practitioners who have received a degree in kinesiology. ICBC also considers them to be a recognized treatment provider.

Long-Term Benefits of Active Rehab To Recover from an Injury

  • Active Rehabilitation helps you to restore your functionality and mobility.
  • Helps to keep your muscle flexible and strengthened.
  • It reduces the pain and inflammation in the affected joints.
  • Improves the balance of your body.
  • It helps with limb and deformities problems.
  • Reduce lactic acid.
  • Rehabilitation increases blood flow in your body and promotes the muscles and joints.
  • Maintain your workout routine and keep your body fit.
  • Rehabilitation maintains your heart rate and that is necessary for the human body.
  • Helps in fast recovery after surgery, disease, and injury.
  • Enhance your body performance and fitness.
  • Helps you to relieve pain, so you can enjoy every moment of your life without any discomfort and pain-free.
  • Effective treatment. No need for surgery and medication.
  • It promotes healing.
  • Improves posture problems and decreases the intensity of muscle spasms.
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Is Active Rehab covered by ICBC?

If you’ve been in a car accident and have a claim with ICBC, you’re entitled to up to 12 sessions with both a physical therapist and a kinesiologist during the first 12 weeks.

Following that, our staff collaborates directly with your ICBC case manager and doctor to make any additional recommendations. If you are beyond the 12 weeks, you are still eligible for active therapy, which is paid by ICBC (and we bill directly to ICBC, so there is no cost to you) with a physician’s recommendation.

Do you need Active Physiotherapy?

Get in touch with Khalsa Physiotherapy for additional information about ICBC coverage for different health and rehabilitation treatments. We have an experienced kinesiologist and physiotherapist team who will assist you during the whole process of active rehabilitation physiotherapy in Surrey BC.